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Tradie dies on dream trip

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A young Sydney man on a European trip of a lifetime has died at a popular tourist spot in Croatia.

Alex Daleo’s death has prompted an outpouring of grief from friends and family, particularly his twin brother Lucas.

“I’m truly blessed to have spent the past 23 years with you by my side even through all the times we were fighting, the love was always there,” he wrote on Facebook.

“I am so glad that we got to travel the world together before you were taken from us.”

Alex, from the Sutherland area, was at yacht week in Croatia last week when he tried to jump from one boat to another and hit his head, reports Macquarie Radio.

Social media paints a picture of a young, outgoing tradesman who had been travelling with his mates through Europe, taking in an international festival in Belgium and visiting popular tourist destinations including Barcelona and Ibiza.

Croatia is a hot spot during the European summer with thousands flocking to the coast for sailing and parties.

James Morrissey said he was devastated by the news after running into Mr Daleo a week ago.

“My last memory of you will be you having the time of your life with your mates,” he said on social media.

“RIP you legend.”

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed consular assistance was provided to the family.